Spencer

On this election day voters in Sioux City are casting ballots for mayor, city council and school board.  It’s the first time the two elections have been paired together in Woodbury County.

Marilyn Tyler, is the chairperson for a precinct on the northside of Sioux City.  Tyler says last month’s primary election was slow, but things are different this time around.

 “It’s been very good so far.  We opened up at 7 a.m. and we had people here before then.  They waited and voted.”

Tyler says it’s important for people to vote.

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Though plenty of hard work remains on a possible trade deal between the United States and China, the agriculture sector is finding hope in the tentative agreement the countries have announced. 

President Donald Trump says China has agreed to buy between 40 and 50 billion dollars in US agriculture products if the deal goes through. Iowa State University economics professor Wendong Zhang says that’s significantly more than any single-year of US exports to the Asian giant. But it’s not clear whether the new number reflects an annual promise.

The Exchange 05.22.19

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The House last week passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases, as Democrats try to dislodge the legislation from a Senate logjam over aid to hurricane-slammed Puerto Rico.

Today we hear about some efforts by the federal government, the air national Guard and a local solar power vendor to help those devastated in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of a hurricane in 2017.  


  



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Coming up this week on The Exchange, Sears, a lynchpin of the Siouxland retail economy is leaving after 90 years, perhaps because it failed to keep up with the times.

Abraham Lincoln took office as the 16th president of the United States on March 4, 1861.  

The next month, the first shots of the Civil War sounded at Fort Sumter in South Carolina.  

The community of Spencer, Iowa is remembering the veterans of this deadly conflict.  

“This new exhibit it’s called “Boys in Blue, Grand Army of the Republic,” said Stephanie Horsley.  

Walking into a wing of the Clay County Heritage Center transports you to a time of turmoil for the United States starting in April of 1861.

Mammoths to Fairs in Clay County

Jun 29, 2015

Do you know the history behind the fireworks ban in Iowa... and many other states? You can hear the story at the Clay County Heritage Center in Spencer. You will also find mammoth bones, baseball lore, and more. The center is now entering the fourth year in their new facility. Recently, FM90’s Duane Kraayenbrink visited with Executive Director Cindy McGranahan, who spoke about their exhibits, and about their big baseball celebration this summer, featuring an appearance by Hall of Famer Rod Carew.